Before Charles Morgan joined the family business, Morgan Motor Company, he had a successful career as a news cameraman for ITN covering assignments such as the departure of the Shah from Iran, the aborted rescue attempt of the US hostages held in Iran, the conflict in Beirut and the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon, the transfer of power and the first free elections in Zimbabwe and the collision between Baldur, an Icelandic gunboat, and HMS Diomedes, a Royal Navy frigate, in Icelandic waters during the “Cod War”. For this work he was awarded a Silver Nymph at the Cannes TV Festival.
At Television News Team Ltd, Charles Morgan directed and filmed with Sandy Gall, the first documentary to go behind Russian lines in Afghanistan in 1982 and show the conflict between Ahmed Shah Massud, his Mujahadeen and the Russian army in the Panjshir valley.
He joined the Morgan Motor Company, involved initiating quality improvements to the range of products and the services the company provides. He led the team that developed the Aero 8 - the first completely new Morgan for thirty years.
In 1978 and 1979 Charles won the British Racing and Sports Car Club and British Racing Drivers Club production sports car championships driving a production Morgan Plus Eight. In 1997 and 1998 he competed in the FIA International GT series driving a factory prepared Morgan Plus Eight GTR. His interests and hobbies include skiing, together with the history of art and architecture. As an amateur he paints and draws.
Charles is the head of the “First and Last” Family owned sports car company in existence, which is presently approaching its Centenary celebrations in 2009.
Most recently Charles has made headlines as the driving force behind the “Aeromax” Coupé, a one-off build for a private customer in Geneva, which is based on the company’s successful Aero 8 model. He has also been appointed Director of the consortium formed for “The LIFECar Project”, which aims to make Morgan the first sports car manufacturer of a zero emissions, fuel celled car, being both ecologically and economically efficient. The project is expected to take between 2-3 years.